Minority Small Business Certifications

You’ve Got the Keys

Your guide to Minority Small Business Certifications in North Carolina and Mecklenburg County

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The government requires goods and services to execute the services it provides, and these goods and services are purchased through contracts. The cornerstone of all government contracting is the bidding process, which is open to any vendor that meets certain minimum standards.

In business, it's so important to know where to find new opportunities and how to position yourself differently than your competitors.

When it comes to local governments, foundations and public sector organizations, we often fall short as minority owned and women-owned businesses because we either don't know how to get a foot in the door or feel as though we don't have the capacity to meet our client's expectations.


You simply don't know what you don't know. This tool, You've Got the Keys, is a detailed look at the local certification landscape.

There is a ton of information out there on how to get your business certified but none of them have the actual applications you need to get the job done here in Mecklenburg County and the state of North Carolina.

You've Got the Keys points you to the exact applications you need and expected timelines for approval. Download it now and feel free to reach out for any questions you may have.

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Download this resource guide to learn how to elevate your portfolio and land big government contracts.

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